Reciprocity

 

The West Virginia Certification Board is a member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse (IC&RC/AODA). IC&RC/AODA has member boards in 45 states, 7 countries and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Reciprocity lets you transfer your WV certification to another IC&RC Member Board state without having to retest. You may maintain your certification in both states. There is a $100 reciprocity fee that is submitted with your application. Contact your member board for a reciprocity application. You may check the IC&RC website for a list of member states.

 

 

Reciprocity INTO West Virginia

Addiction professionals certified by an IC&RC member board who relocates to WV may transfer their credential to WVCBAPP using the reciprocity process.  No additional requirements will have to be met by the certified professional using this process to transfer their credential.  To begin the reciprocity process, certified addiction professionals must contact their current credentialing board and request a reciprocity application.  Upon completion of the reciprocity application by both the certified addiction professional and the current credentialing board and upon receipt of this information by the WVCBAPP, WVCBAPP will then issue the certified addiction professional the equivalent credential offered by WVCBAPP.

 

Reciprocity OUT OF West Virginia

Addiction professionals certified by WVCBAPP who relocate to another state, country, or nation may transfer their credential to the new jurisdiction using the reciprocity process only if the new jurisdiction is an IC&RC member board.  Reciprocity to a non-IC&RC member board is not permitted.  Additional requirements may be imposed upon the certified addiction professional depending on the laws and regulations governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction.  Therefore, certified addiction professionals are strongly encouraged to contact the IC&RC member board in the new jurisdiction to determine if any additional requirements must be met.  To begin the reciprocity process, certified addiction professionals must contact the WVCBAPP and request a reciprocity application.  Upon completion of the reciprocity application by both the certified addiction professional and WVCBAPP and upon receipt of this information by the certification board in the new jurisdiction, that board will then issue the certified addiction professional the equivalent credential offered unless laws or regulations governing the practice of addiction related services in the new jurisdiction must first be met.